Coconut oil soap provides the skin with many benefits. It moisturizers, firms, and clears, at the same time preventing appearance of acne.
Learn how to make your own coconut oil soap in the following 6 steps. Here are the details:
Homemade Coconut Oil Soap Recipe
1. Necessary Items
- 48 ounces of olive oil
- 48 ounces of coconut oil
- 22 ounces of sodium hydroxide (lye)
- 1/3 cup of oat bran
- 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
- 9 ounces of coffee
- Stainless steel thermometer
- Kitchen scale
- Gloves, protective eyewear, face mask
- Stainless steel pot
- Hand blender
- Mixing bowls
- Stainless steel spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Silicone spatula
- Parchment paper
- Soap mold
Note: Each container or utensil that will come into contact with Sodium hydroxide (Lye) should be used only for making soap.
2. Measure and Mix
Measure the ingredients in separate bowls using a kitchen scale in. Use stainless steel pot for the coconut oil. You should be in a well-ventilated area wearing protective gear. Add the lye to the pot with the coffee in this order, not vice versa, and wait until it is dissolved. There will be a chemical reaction which will make the mixture hot. Put it aside, and remove the face mask and eyewear if you wish, but not the gloves.
The olive oil should be added after melting the coconut oil on low heat. Check the temperature of the mixture by using a thermometer made from stainless steel, and adjust it to the temperature of the sodium hydroxide solution. That is in the range of 100 and 110 degrees (The difference between the temperatures should be 1 to 2 degrees).
Pour the lye solution into the oil mixture, and use stick blender or hand blender to emulsify until the blend starts to thicken and gets pudding-like texture. It takes about one hour with hand blender and about 5-10 minutes with stick blender. When the consistence of the soap becomes thick, stir in the coffee grounds and the oat brand with stainless steel spoon or spatula.
4. Pour and Insulate
Pour the blend carefully into a soap mold. Release any air bubbles by lifting and tapping the mold against the counter several times. Cover the mold with parchment paper and wrap it by using a towel to insulate it.
5. Let Sit and Cut Bars
Leave the towel for 24 to 48 hours, and then remove the soap from the mold. Before making bars from the soap loaf by cutting it, let it allow it stay a day or two more to harden further. Cut it with a sharp knife, and use vegetable peeler for smooth sides.
Let the soap bars in a cool space which is well-ventilated for weeks to cure. In this period of time, the process of saponification of the soap will be finished and the excess water will evaporate. Your soap will be now ready to use.
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